Contributing to Society
Our corporate approach is to coexist harmoniously with the local communities and wider global society that our business touches. Toward that end we actively encourage tours of our factories, and promote community exchanges and exchanges with other companies as part of our activities to contribute to society.
Community Clean-Up Activities [ TAIYO YUDEN's Business Sites ]
We are committed our engagement in environment protection activities in the region at all sites of TAIYO YUDEN Group.
Together with people in the community, we are cleaning up various places, including the roads surrounding our plants and local parks.
Coast Cleanup [ TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) ]
TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) engages in seacoast cleanup activities every year. Fifty-three employees removed 145 kg of waste from a coastline in 2014.
Reforestation Activities [ TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) ]
TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) engages in tree planting activities every year. This year, 94 employees planted 10,000 seedlings on 4 ha of land. Since this activity was started in 2003, we have planted over 100,000 plants of 11 types in total. Seedlings that were planted in 2003 have now grown to 15 m in height and 30 cm in diameter on average.
Holding of Manufacturing Lesson [ Chuki Seiki/TAIYO YUDEN ]
TAIYO YUDEN Group holds lectures on manufacturing for elementary school students every year.
The purpose of these activities is to get children interested in science by experiencing fun and engaging exercises using electronics.
This year at Chuki Seiki, “fuel cell cars driven by salt water” were made.
At TAIYO YUDEN, with the aid of the Takasaki Youth Science Center, we held three lectures with 71 elementary school students in total to make “robots that do not fall.”
Participation in festivals [ TAIYO YUDEN ]
As part of contribution to the community, TAIYO YUDEN has been participating in the “Takasaki Festival,” the “Tamamura Festival,” the “Haruna Festival” and the “Ise-machi Gion Festival” in Nakanojo Town. Many employees and their families participated in these festivals and boosted the festive mood together with other local people.
Plant tour [ Tamamura Plant/KOREA KYONG NAM TAIYO YUDEN/TAIYO YUDEN (SARAWAK) ]
TAIYO YUDEN Group has been holding plant tours and work experience exercises as one of its most important connection points with people in the community.
Junior high school students in the neighborhood visit Tamamura Plant every year in order to gain some working experience.
KOREA KYONG NAM TAIYO YUDEN and TAIYO YUDEN (SARAWAK) also held plant tours for students.
Donations to Local Communities
Support for Social Welfare Activities [ TAIYO YUDEN's Business Sites ]
TAIYO YUDEN Group makes contributions to many organizations every year.
Domestic sites of TAIYO YUDEN Group make contributions to the Sato Fund for Orphans from Traffic Accidents as well as to Gunma Prefecture.
The Sato Fund for Orphans from Traffic Accidents was founded by the founder of TAIYO YUDEN, the late Mr. Hikohachi Sato, supporting orphans from traffic accidents for their school tuition, as well as traffic safety education activities.
KOREA TAIYO YUDEN has been running a fund for orphans from traffic accidents to support their school tuition twice a year. They also make contributions for primary school tuition once a year.
TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) provides commodities and cash to some organizations.
Donation to Date City [ START Lab/THAT'S FUKUSHIMA ]
START Lab continues to conduct activities to support the areas damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred in 2011. We donated one million yen, DVD-R discs with “Go for it, Japan” reconstruction support packages, and long-term storage archive discs “DVD-R for Archive” to Date City. This is the seventh donation to Date City, and we received a letter of appreciation for our continuous support from Mayor Nishida of Date City.
Visit to welfare facilities [ TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) ]
TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) visits local welfare facilities for the disabled and orphanages and conducts support activities every year. We delivered food, drugs, nutritional supplements, and others items.
Visit to homes for the aged [ TAIYO YUDEN (GUANGDONG) ]
TAIYO YUDEN (GUANGDONG) visited the local Shi Jie Beadhouse during Mid-Autumn, which is a traditional Chinese holiday, and delivered food and daily necessities.
Mid-Autumn is a traditional Chinese holiday on which family members gather and dine altogether.
Blood donation activities
Blood donation activities [ TAIYO YUDEN (SARAWAK) ]
TAIYO YUDEN (SARAWAK) conducted blood donation activities 9 times last year with 428 employees participating. For a total blood donation of 444 pints (210 L), the Sarawak State Leading Minister awarded us with a blood donation trophy.
The donated blood will be delivered to the Red Cross and local hospitals.
Sarawak State Leading Minister Environmental Award [ TAIYO YUDEN (SARAWAK) ]
TAIYO YUDEN (SARAWAK) received the Sarawak State Leading Minister Environmental Award in 2014.
We made efforts to protect the environment as part of our business, and received the award because the effectiveness of our system, our positive compliance with laws, and our conscientious monitoring functions were highly appreciated by the government body.
Special Contribution Award from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [ TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) ]
For compliance with laws and standards and contribution to the environment, TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES) received the Special Contribution Award from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.